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Letter from Publisher

Inner Whispers

I’ve come to believe that every human being battles a belief of duality, an outward egoistic personality along with another mindset that exists beneath it. It’s like there are two of us: a rational mind and a quieter inner mindset that speaks through our gut instinct, intuition and heart.
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Meditation in Boston

In Boston, there are many meditation styles and teachers with a variety of training and personalities to choose from.

Shiatsu's Saviors

Helen Keller’s and Marilyn Monroe’s Places in Shiatsu History
In 1948, during the American occupation of Japan, U.S. President Harry Truman criminalized the practice of Japanese traditional medicine including shiatsu. Many traditional doctors became unemployed, including the blind shiatsu practitioners.

Reiki Meditation

The Inner Determines the Outer
The system of reiki, as developed in Japan by its founder Mikao Usui, is a complete spiritual self-development system of wisdom and compassion teachings, based in meditation and contemplation practices.
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City Homesteading

Creating Sustainable Urban Living
Across the country, people in communities of all sizes are crafting ways to grow food, build eco-homes and live in harmony with the environment and each other.

Self-Love

Silent film star Charlie Chaplin shares wisdom gained through a long, well-lived life.

Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything

Service Animals Train to Help People in Need
Able to do open doors, pick up items, brace their person against falls and call 911, service dogs create a more active and pleasurable life for people living with disabilities.

Rising Above Adversity

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.
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See More »Health Briefs

Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

Eat More in the Morning, Less at Dinnertime

Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

Supplements Affect Esophageal Cancer Growth

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

Mental Health Benefits of Fitness

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Slightly Higher Risk Involved

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to Ourselves Helps

Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health

Combination Lowers Cholesterol and Blood Pressure

Local experts to support you in leading a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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Women’s Rehab Center in Portland Takes Alternative Approach to Opiate Addiction

Greener Pastures Holisticare (GPH), in Portland, Maine, announces the grand opening of Greener Pastures Women’s Recovery Home.

New Initiative Creates Foundation for Carbon Neutrality

All are invited to attend Let’s Talk Carbon Neutrality, an upcoming event to be held from 7 to 9 p.m., February 8, at Boston University.

Inspiring Author Shares Story of Courage

Filomena Tripp, author of Invisible Courage, will be speaking from 6 to 8 p.m., February 6, at the Lakeville Public Library.

Free Holistic Health Open House in Braintree

The Internal Wellness Center, in Braintree, will be hosting a free Open House from 1 to 5 p.m., February 25

Free Event to Optimize Mental Wellness

A free, educational event about groundbreaking science in the holistic health field around gut/brain health and mental wellness will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 3, at the Crowne Plaza Boston, in Newton.

Brenner Reiki Healing Provides Reiki Training to BIDMC Staff

Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center has long recognized the value of reiki-trained staff to enhance patient outcomes, and is now sending staff to Brenner Reiki Healing for Level 1 Reiki Training.
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See More »Global Briefs

Range Brutality

Shooting Wild Horses and Burros

Renewable Payoff

Germany Undergoes an Energy Renaissance

Auto Revolution

Industry Revs Up for Electric Car Future

Sealife Sanctuary

Greenpeace Lobbies to Create Huge Antarctic Preserve

Bottle Buyback

Britain May Charge Deposit to Reduce Bottle Litter

Bureaucratic Bungle

Monsanto Still Gaming the System
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